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ABA Notices December 2018

17 states will elect State Delegates for three-year terms beginning at the adjournment of the 2019 Annual Meeting.

Olympic medal-winning attorney fights sexual abuse and discrimination in athletics

Olympic gold medalist Nancy Hogshead-Makar backed a new law that requires Olympics governing bodies to try to prevent the sexual, physical and emotional abuse of amateur athletes.

Miranda in translation: ABA pilot project

A pilot program by the American Bar Association the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute of Design and the New Orleans Police Department produced a standardized Spanish-language Miranda warning that can be delivered by police officers in the field regardless of an officer’s language skills.

Department of Labor reverses course on ‘persuader rule’ change after ABA lobbying

Changes to a long-standing U.S. Department of Labor rule that the ABA warned would have seriously undermined attorney-client confidentiality and the fundamental right to effective counsel have been rescinded.

ABA Announcements

ABA members to see lower dues, more benefits

The majority of ABA members will be seeing lower dues for fiscal year 2020 under a new membership model approved at the ABA Annual Meeting in August.

House of Delegates urges end to mandatory arbitration of sexual harassment claims

After a year in which sexual harassment in the workplace has taken center stage, the ABA House of Delegates voted to urge legal employers not to require mandatory arbitration of such claims.

Rosenstein defends zero-tolerance immigration policy

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed the importance of preserving and promoting the rule of law while defending U.S. Department of Justice policies regarding illegal immigration and foreign meddling in U.S. elections.

Team protest cases are labor law, not free speech

Terri Carmichael Jackson recalled leading the Women’s National Basketball Players Association during a panel on Social Activism and Freedom of Speech in Sports at the ABA Annual Meeting.

Women’s experiences differ from men’s and affect their longevity in law, survey finds

Women in law already face unique challenges, and a new study appears to show that a large number of female attorneys with more than 20 years of practice are leaving the profession.

Would Pope’s rejection of death penalty have changed Scalia’s opinion?

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago told American Bar Association members that if Justice Antonin Scalia, a devout Catholic, had lived to hear the pope’s death penalty proclamation, he might have reconsidered his position supporting capital punishment.

ABA presidents share views from the top

New ABA President Robert M. Carlson, President-elect Judy Perry Martinez and outgoing President Hilarie Bass each addressed the House of Delegates in the last days of the 2018 ABA Annual Meeting.

Immigration lawyers must deal with ‘manufactured crisis’

Attorneys who’ve spent their careers concentrating on immigration law and child welfare have been scrambling to deal with the fallout of the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown.

ABA Notices October 2018

Incoming President Robert Carlson sees expansive roles for attorneys

Robert Carlson hopes that during his term as president the ABA will carry on its work toward bringing in more members and promoting the importance of an independent judicial system. He’d also like to see continued work involving changes in legal education and bar admissions, and the promotion of wellness for lawyers and law students.

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